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In Sri Lanka’s rice hub, a tale of rural neglect and mounting debt – Meera Srinivasan

Image: Agrarian distress: Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Polonnaruwa district are trying to make their voices heard.   | Photo Credit: Meera Srinivasan Disillusioned farmers in Polonnaruwa...

Sri Lanka: Human rights to dismantle debt trap, says UN expert

Image: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky. GENEVA/COLOMBO (11 September 2018) – Human rights must be at the centre of measures by Sri Lanka to promote economic growth that...

UN expert on debt and human rights visits Sri Lanka

GENEVA/COLOMBO (29 August 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, will conduct an official visit to...

Sri Lanka’s currency suffers as debt trap deepens

Image: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, in southern Sri Lanka, is called "the world's emptiest airport." It has four scheduled flights per week. (Photo by...

How China trapped Sri Lanka under a mountain of debt

Image: Sri Lankans walk by a Chinese-funded port in Colombo. Photo: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP via Getty Images. Erica Pandey . Sri Lanka's economy is struggling under the weight...

Auditor General drops bombshell; Sri Lanka window dressed fiscal data; hid borrowings

Government institutions have engaged in continuous “window dressing” of financial records to underreport national debt and bypass borrowing limits imposed by debt management regulations,...

Sri Lanka the latest victim of China’s debt-trap diplomacy

Image: Beijing has been given a 99-year lease on Hambantota port as part of a debt-reduction deal, amid talk of creditor imperialism following China's...

Vice President Robredo warns of China debt trap, cites Sri Lanka

Image:Vice President Leni Robredo. The  administration’s new source of financing for its ambitious infrastructure projects, China, could lead the Philippines into a “debt trap” as...

Sri Lanka Accepts Chinese Demands to Avoid Debt Trap

(Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,  chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in...
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LTTE atrocities and the report of the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka

Many reports of the United Nations and International Human Rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch have documented human rights violations by LTTE for...

The End of an Era of Extremism in Sri Lanka –  Victor Ivan

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In Sri Lanka there are clear warning signs that past patterns of violations could be repeated – Rights Commissioner 

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Madam President, This is a key juncture for the Council’s engagement with Sri Lanka. As my...